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Siri wishes she could do this awesome Google Now trick

The people behind Google Now's voice recognition software are breaking down the different ways that humans ask about the weather. You can ask Google Now…
Happening Now: New Technology June 26, 2014

How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard

If you own an Amazon Echo, you probably know its strange secret. On the upside, this amazing technology puts instant information a voice command away. The downside is that Amazon stores an audio recording of every voice command you’ve issued to Alexa, not just in the device itself, but on Amazon’s servers. What does Amazon plan to do with these recordings?
Columns: Tips and Tricks
December 26, 2017

Amazon Echo hears everything you say

Since the Echo was first released in 2014, around 5.1 million units have been sold. And, if this past Christmas is any indicator, it doesn't seem this trend will be slowing down anytime in the near future. But what millions of people don't realize is that these virtual assistants could be a privacy nightmare. Here's how you can take control of these always-listening devices.
Tips: Fraud/Security/Privacy
January 7, 2017

Urgent malware warning issued for popular Mac app

Have you downloaded this popular app on your Mac recently? If so, there's a 50/50 chance you've just installed malware. A fake version of the app is tricking people into downloading malicious software that lets hackers access their entire system. Has your device been infected? There's an easy way to check.
Happening Now: Apple May 8, 2017
Microsoft SafeDisk

Your old PC games might not work thanks to this Windows security update

If you're a gamer and love to play retro games on your PC, Microsoft isn't being kind to you these days. First, Microsoft said it's…
Happening Now: Fun & Off-the-wall September 25, 2015

Track Santa across the world, it's easy

Santa Claus is coming to town, but where exactly is he right now? If you'd like to follow Santa's progress with your kids and grandkids, here's where you can find the best Santa tracker out there.
Downloads: Miscellaneous December 18, 2017

America at war! President Obama deploys secret force to attack ISIS

America is at war and you may not even know it. Find out how President Obama deployed Department of Defense's secretive Cyber Command to attack. Could this be the start of something big?
Happening Now: Government April 25, 2016

How to hear all your Amazon Echo recordings (and delete them too!)

Millions of people use Amazon's Alexa. The Alexa Voice Service can be used to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather and much more. However, having a device in your home that's always listening poses some privacy concerns. That's why you need these essential security settings to keep Alexa from getting too nosy.
Tips: Computers
April 8, 2017

Complete list of Amazon Alexa commands you didn’t know you could use

Many Amazon Alexa users are stuck in a rut and they don’t even know it. They say things like “Alexa, play my music” and “Alexa, what is the weather for today?” Those are handy commands, but they barely scratch the surface of what this very capable voice assistant can do.
Tips: Tips/Tricks/Troubleshooting
February 11, 2018

5 ways to free up space on Windows

Computer storage space has increased over time but so have file sizes! Not to mention the growing popularity of SSD drives and Windows mobile devices, all of which still have limited storage sizes. With all that, you'll most likely run out of disk space in no time. When this happens, don't panic.
Tips: Computers November 29, 2017